convolvulaceae

Summary

Summary: The morning glory family of flowering plants, of the order Solanales, which includes about 50 genera and at least 1,400 species. Leaves are alternate and flowers are funnel-shaped. Most are twining and erect herbs, with a few woody vines, trees, and shrubs.

Top Publications

  1. Matsuda H, Morikawa T, Xu F, Ninomiya K, Yoshikawa M. New isoflavones and pterocarpane with hepatoprotective activity from the stems of Erycibe expansa. Planta Med. 2004;70:1201-9 pubmed
  2. Schimming T, Jenett Siems K, Mann P, Tofern Reblin B, Milson J, Johnson R, et al. Calystegines as chemotaxonomic markers in the Convolvulaceae. Phytochemistry. 2005;66:469-80 pubmed
    ..Nevertheless, the present data clearly demonstrate that the occurrence of calystegines is an almost consistent trait in the Convolvulaceae in principle, from basal to most advanced tribes.
  3. McNeal J, Arumugunathan K, Kuehl J, Boore J, dePamphilis C. Systematics and plastid genome evolution of the cryptically photosynthetic parasitic plant genus Cuscuta (Convolvulaceae). BMC Biol. 2007;5:55 pubmed
    The genus Cuscuta L. (Convolvulaceae), commonly known as dodders, are epiphytic vines that invade the stems of their host with haustorial feeding structures at the points of contact...
  4. Berg S, Krupinska K, Krause K. Plastids of three Cuscuta species differing in plastid coding capacity have a common parasite-specific RNA composition. Planta. 2003;218:135-42 pubmed
    ..Run-on transcription assays revealed that in plastids of C. reflexa the entire genome is transcribed. Hence, the subset of RNA species required for a parasitic lifestyle is preferentially stabilized in Cuscuta plastids...
  5. Kaltenegger E, Eich E, Ober D. Evolution of homospermidine synthase in the convolvulaceae: a story of gene duplication, gene loss, and periods of various selection pressures. Plant Cell. 2013;25:1213-27 pubmed publisher
    ..gave rise to HSS, we identified sequences encoding HSS and deoxyhypusine synthase from various species of the Convolvulaceae. We show that HSS evolved only once in this lineage...
  6. Steiner U, Leibner S, Schardl C, Leuchtmann A, Leistner E. Periglandula, a new fungal genus within the Clavicipitaceae and its association with Convolvulaceae. Mycologia. 2011;103:1133-45 pubmed publisher
    We describe two newly discovered fungi living on the adaxial leaf surface of plants belonging to the Convolvulaceae, Ipomoea asarifolia and Turbina corymbosa...
  7. Austin D. Evolvulus alsinoides (Convolvulaceae): an American herb in the Old World. J Ethnopharmacol. 2008;117:185-98 pubmed publisher
    ..The herb apparently was included in medicines because it not only reminded people of certain aspects of their gods and goddesses, but also because the chemicals it contained were useful against some maladies...
  8. Stefanovic S, Olmstead R. Down the slippery slope: plastid genome evolution in Convolvulaceae. J Mol Evol. 2005;61:292-305 pubmed
    Cuscuta (dodder) is the only parasitic genus found in Convolvulaceae (morning-glory family)...
  9. Ahimsa Müller M, Markert A, Hellwig S, Knoop V, Steiner U, Drewke C, et al. Clavicipitaceous fungi associated with ergoline alkaloid-containing convolvulaceae. J Nat Prod. 2007;70:1955-60 pubmed
    ..natural products occurring in taxonomically unrelated fungal and plant taxa Clavicipitaceae (Hypocreales) and Convolvulaceae (Solanales)...

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  1. Stefanovic S, Olmstead R. Testing the phylogenetic position of a parasitic plant (Cuscuta, Convolvulaceae, asteridae): Bayesian inference and the parametric bootstrap on data drawn from three genomes. Syst Biol. 2004;53:384-99 pubmed
    ..in the chloroplast genome of Cuscuta (dodder), the only parasitic genus in the morning-glory family, Convolvulaceae, were attributed to its parasitic life style, but without proper comparison to related nonparasitic members of ..
  2. Jenett Siems K, Weigl R, Böhm A, Mann P, Tofern Reblin B, Ott S, et al. Chemotaxonomy of the pantropical genus Merremia (Convolvulaceae) based on the distribution of tropane alkaloids. Phytochemistry. 2005;66:1448-64 pubmed
  3. Teuber M, Azemi M, Namjoyan F, Meier A, Wodak A, Brandt W, et al. Putrescine N-methyltransferases--a structure-function analysis. Plant Mol Biol. 2007;63:787-801 pubmed publisher
    ..Solanaceae genera only, therefore additional eight PMT cDNA sequences were cloned from five Solanaceae and a Convolvulaceae. The encoded polypeptides displayed between 76% and 97% identity and typical amino acids different from plant ..
  4. Siripurapu K, Gupta P, Bhatia G, Maurya R, Nath C, Palit G. Adaptogenic and anti-amnesic properties of Evolvulus alsinoides in rodents. Pharmacol Biochem Behav. 2005;81:424-32 pubmed
    ..The improvement in the peripheral stress markers and scopolamine induced dementia by EA in the present study indicates the adaptogenic and anti-amnesic properties of EA. ..
  5. Van Bael S, Fernández Marín H, Valencia M, Rojas E, Wcislo W, Herre E. Two fungal symbioses collide: endophytic fungi are not welcome in leaf-cutting ant gardens. Proc Biol Sci. 2009;276:2419-26 pubmed publisher
    ..Our results suggest that endophytes are not welcome in the garden, and that the ants and their cultivar combine ant hygiene behaviour with fungal inhibition to reduce endophyte activity in the nest. ..
  6. Castelli M, Cortés J, Escalante A, Bah M, Pereda Miranda R, Ribas J, et al. In vitro inhibition of 1,3-beta-glucan synthase by glycolipids from convolvulaceous species. Planta Med. 2002;68:739-42 pubmed
  7. Bryant J. John Bryant takes a closer look at some of this month's Original Articles. Ann Bot. 2008;102:v-vi pubmed publisher
  8. Wang W, Liu S, Song W, Li J, Xuan L. Resin glycosides from the seeds of Ipomoea muricata and their multidrug resistance reversal activities. Phytochemistry. 2018;149:24-30 pubmed publisher
    Resin glycosides represent an important chemotaxonomic marker of the Convolvulaceae family and possess multidrug resistance (MDR) reversal activity...
  9. Gupta P, Akanksha -, Siripurapu K, Ahmad A, Palit G, Arora A, et al. Anti-stress constituents of Evolvulus alsinoides: an ayurvedic crude drug. Chem Pharm Bull (Tokyo). 2007;55:771-5 pubmed
  10. Ono M, Akiyama K, Kishida M, Okawa M, Kinjo J, Yoshimitsu H, et al. Two new glycosidic acids, multifidinic acids F and G, of the ether-insoluble resin glycoside (convolvulin) from the seeds of Quamoclit × multifida. J Nat Med. 2013;67:822-6 pubmed publisher
    ..Q. sloteri House, Convolvulaceae), a hybrid between Q. pennata and Q. coccinea...
  11. Wood J, Muñoz Rodríguez P, Degen R, Scotland R. New species of Ipomoea (Convolvulaceae) from South America. PhytoKeys. 2017;:1-38 pubmed publisher
    ..Wood & Scotland, I. walteri J.R.I. Wood & Scotland. All species are narrow endemics except I. velutinifolia which is found in Brazil and Peru; of the others, 12 are found in Brazil and one each in Paraguay and Peru...
  12. Habbu P, Mahadevan K, Kulkarni P, Daulatsingh C, Veerapur V, Shastry R. Adaptogenic and in vitro antioxidant activity of flavanoids and other fractions of Argyreia speciosa (Burm.f) Boj. in acute and chronic stress paradigms in rodents. Indian J Exp Biol. 2010;48:53-60 pubmed
    ..Bioactivity of EtAS may be due to the synergetic action of isolated flavanoids. Improvement in stress markers may be due its prolong effect of resistance to stress and partly due to free radical scavenging activity. ..
  13. Gupta S, Ved A. Operculina turpethum (Linn.) Silva Manso as a Medicinal Plant Species: A Review on Bioactive Components and Pharmacological Properties. Pharmacogn Rev. 2017;11:158-166 pubmed publisher
    i>Operculina turpethum (Linn.) (OT) Silva Manso belongs to the family Convolvulaceae. This review incorporates literature for the phytochemical and pharmacological profile of OT herb...
  14. Lee O, Lee B, Park N, Koo J, Kim Y, Prasad D T, et al. Pn-AMPs, the hevein-like proteins from Pharbitis nil confers disease resistance against phytopathogenic fungi in tomato, Lycopersicum esculentum. Phytochemistry. 2003;62:1073-9 pubmed
    ..These results when considered together suggest that Pn-AMPs have the potential for developing transgenic plants resistant to a wide range of phytopathogenic fungi. ..
  15. Ono M, Imao M, Miyahara K. Two new glycosidic acids, quamoclinic acids G and H, of the resin glycosides (Convolvulin) from the seeds of Quamoclit pennata. Chem Pharm Bull (Tokyo). 2010;58:1232-5 pubmed
    ..Both compounds are the first examples of bisdesmosides of glycosidic acid having the sugar linkages at C-3 of 3,11-dihydroxytetradecanoic acid (ipurolic acid) as well as at its C-11. ..
  16. Scholl Y, Hoke D, Drager B. Calystegines in Calystegia sepium derive from the tropane alkaloid pathway. Phytochemistry. 2001;58:883-9 pubmed
    ..2,7-Dihydroxynortropane also incorporated 15N from tropinone and is suggested to be a by-product of the tropane alkaloid pathway leading to calystegines. ..
  17. Mehla J, Pahuja M, Dethe S, Agarwal A, Gupta Y. Amelioration of intracerebroventricular streptozotocin induced cognitive impairment by Evolvulus alsinoides in rats: in vitro and in vivo evidence. Neurochem Int. 2012;61:1052-64 pubmed publisher
    ..The results suggest an anti-Alzheimer potential of hydro-alcoholic extract of E. alsinoides. ..
  18. Davids D, Gibson D, Johnson Q. Ethnobotanical survey of medicinal plants used to manage High Blood Pressure and Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus in Bitterfontein, Western Cape Province, South Africa. J Ethnopharmacol. 2016;194:755-766 pubmed publisher
    ..split over eleven families- Fabaceae, Amaryllidaceae, Anacardiaceae, Capparaceae, Geraniaceae, Apiaceae, Convolvulaceae, Apocynaceae, Rutaceae, Asphodelaceae and Thymelaeaceae...
  19. Anis E, Anis I, Ahmed S, Mustafa G, Malik A, Afza N, et al. Alpha-glucosidase inhibitory constituents from Cuscuta reflexa. Chem Pharm Bull (Tokyo). 2002;50:112-4 pubmed
    ..Structures of these compounds were determined by spectral analysis. These compounds showed strong inhibitory activity against alpha-glucosidase. ..
  20. Ganju L, Karan D, Chanda S, Srivastava K, Sawhney R, Selvamurthy W. Immunomodulatory effects of agents of plant origin. Biomed Pharmacother. 2003;57:296-300 pubmed
    ..These observations suggest that both the herbal extracts caused immunosuppression in AIA rats, indicating that they may provide an alternative approach to the treatment of arthritis. ..
  21. Song S, Li Y, Feng Z, Jiang J, Zhang P. Hepatoprotective constituents from the roots and stems of Erycibe hainanesis. J Nat Prod. 2010;73:177-84 pubmed publisher
  22. Ono M, Kishida M, Ikegami Y, Takaki Y, Okawa M, Kinjo J, et al. Components of convolvulin from Quamoclit × multifida. J Nat Med. 2011;65:95-102 pubmed publisher
    ..Q. sloteri House, Convolvulaceae), a hybrid between Q. pennat and Q...
  23. Cabrita L. A Novel Acylated Anthocyanin with a Linear Trisaccharide from Flowers of Convolvulus althaeoides. Nat Prod Commun. 2015;10:1965-8 pubmed
    ..Although many complex anthocyanins have been found amongst the Convolvulaceae, the genus Convolvulus had not yet been surveyed for anthocyanins and thus this account could be of ..
  24. Liu Z, Zhan Z, Liu F, Yang Y, Feng Z, Jiang J, et al. Acyl glycosides lignans, coumarins, and terpenes from the stems of Erycibe obtusifolia. Carbohydr Res. 2013;372:47-54 pubmed publisher
    ..Compounds 1, 10, 11, 13, 16, and 17 showed significant hepatoprotective activities compared with the positive control bicyclol at concentrations of 1×10(-5)M. ..
  25. Castro A, Cantrell C, Hale A, Duke S. Phytotoxic activity of flavonoids from Dicranostyles ampla. Nat Prod Commun. 2010;5:1233-7 pubmed
    Crude extracts from over 16 species of plants from the family Convolvulaceae were evaluated for phytotoxic activity against Agrostis stolonifera (bentgrass) and Lactuca sativa (lettuce) at 1000 microg/mL...
  26. Chen Z, Liao L, Zhang Z, Wu L, Wang Z. Comparison of active constituents, acute toxicity, anti-nociceptive and anti-inflammatory activities of Porana sinensis Hemsl., Erycibe obtusifolia Benth. and Erycibe schmidtii Craib. J Ethnopharmacol. 2013;150:501-6 pubmed publisher
    ..It supports the use of Porana sinensis as a suitable substitute, but further studies are needed to confirm this. ..
  27. Rajkumar S, Jebanesan A. Repellent activity of selected plant essential oils against the malarial fever mosquito Anopheles stephensi. Trop Biomed. 2007;24:71-5 pubmed
    ..cairica, M. charantia and T. procumbens are promising as repellents at 6% concentration against An. stephensi and could be useful in the search for new natural repellent compounds. ..
  28. Auddy B, Ferreira M, Blasina F, Lafon L, Arredondo F, Dajas F, et al. Screening of antioxidant activity of three Indian medicinal plants, traditionally used for the management of neurodegenerative diseases. J Ethnopharmacol. 2003;84:131-8 pubmed
    ..82 microg/ml). The results of water infusions of the plants on lipid peroxidation were as follows: E. alsinoides (IC50 89.23 microg/ml)>S. cordifolia) (IC50 126.78 microg/ml)>C. dactylon (IC50 608.31 microg/ml)...
  29. Gokhale A, Damre A, Saraf M. Investigations into the immunomodulatory activity of Argyreia speciosa. J Ethnopharmacol. 2003;84:109-14 pubmed
    ..The present investigation reveals that ASEE possesses immunomodulatory activity. ..
  30. Delgado Dávila R, Martén Rodríguez S, Huerta Ramos G. Variation in floral morphology and plant reproductive success in four Ipomoea species (Convolvulaceae) with contrasting breeding systems. Plant Biol (Stuttg). 2016;18:903-912 pubmed publisher
    ..Furthermore, reduced herkogamy was associated with high potential for autonomous self-pollination, providing a reproductive advantage that possibly underlies transitions to self-compatibility in Ipomoea. ..
  31. Badami S, Vaijanathappa J, Bhojraj S. In vitro antioxidant activity of Argyreia cymosa bark extracts. Fitoterapia. 2008;79:287-9 pubmed publisher
    ..The ethyl acetate extract has shown antioxidant activity in DPPH, H(2)O(2) and hydroxyl radical (by deoxyribose) scavenging methods. ..
  32. da Silva Barth C, Tolentino de Souza H, Rocha L, da Silva G, Dos Anjos M, Pastor V, et al. Ipomoea pes-caprae (L.) R. Br (Convolvulaceae) relieved nociception and inflammation in mice - A topical herbal medicine against effects due to cnidarian venom-skin contact. J Ethnopharmacol. 2017;200:156-164 pubmed publisher
  33. Ganie S, Ali Z, Das S, Srivastava P, Sharma M. Genetic diversity and chemical profiling of different populations of Convolvulus pluricaulis (convolvulaceae): an important herb of ayurvedic medicine. 3 Biotech. 2015;5:295-302 pubmed publisher
    ..The Kaempferol content ranged from 0.07 to 0.49 mg/g and Delhi population was the highest accumulator. ..
  34. Dantas A, Riet Correa F, Gardner D, Medeiros R, Barros S, Anjos B, et al. Swainsonine-induced lysosomal storage disease in goats caused by the ingestion of Turbina cordata in Northeastern Brazil. Toxicon. 2007;49:111-6 pubmed
    ..cordata causes an acquired glycoprotein lysosomal storage disease. The intoxication occurs at least in an area of 27,000 km2 causing severe losses in goats, and some farmers report the disease also in cattle...
  35. Ding W, Zhang D, Liu C, Li G, Li Y. Resin glycosides from Porana duclouxii. J Asian Nat Prod Res. 2014;16:135-40 pubmed publisher
    ..Their structures were elucidated by spectroscopic analyses and chemical correlations. These compounds represent the first examples of resin glycosides from the genus Porana. ..
  36. Zhang Z, Nakagawa S, Kato A, Jia Y, Hu X, Yu C. A concise stereoselective synthesis of (-)-erycibelline. Org Biomol Chem. 2011;9:7713-9 pubmed publisher
    ..et Chun., was synthesized using a cyclic nitrone as advanced intermediate, wherein the key step was the SmI(2)-induced intramolecular reductive coupling of cyclic nitrone with aldehyde which resulted in good yield and stereoselectivity...
  37. Ding W, Zeng F, Xu L, Chen Y, Wang Y, Wei X. Bioactive dammarane-type saponins from Operculina turpethum. J Nat Prod. 2011;74:1868-74 pubmed publisher
    ..The absolute configuration of operculinoside A (1) was confirmed by X-ray crystallography. Compounds 1 and 3 showed significant protective activities against d-galactosamine-induced toxicity in L-02 human hepatic cells...
  38. Szmidt Jaworska A, Jaworski K, Tretyn A, Kopcewicz J. The involvement of cyclic GMP in the photoperiodic flower induction of Pharbitis nil. J Plant Physiol. 2004;161:277-84 pubmed
    ..From these combined results, we propose a hypothesis that cGMP is involved in the control of photoperiodic flower induction in Pharbitis nil...
  39. Aschfalk A, Steingass H, Muller W, Drochner W. Merremia tridentata as a supplementary feed to the grass Panicum maximum for young West African Dwarf sheep. Trop Anim Health Prod. 2002;34:145-50 pubmed
    ..The protein content of M. tridentata was higher than that of the grass and its tannin content was not sufficient to render it unpalatable...
  40. Shahat A, Abdel Azim N, Pieters L, Vlietinck A. Isolation and NMR spectra of syringaresinol-beta-D-glucoside from Cressa cretica. Fitoterapia. 2004;75:771-3 pubmed
    ..The isolation, (1)H-NMR and revised (13)C-NMR assignments of syringaresinol-beta-D-glucoside from Cressa cretica are reported...
  41. Shivalingappa H, Satyanarayan N, Purohit M, Sharanabasappa A, Patil S. Effect of ethanol extract of Rivea hypocrateriformis on the estrous cycle of the rat. J Ethnopharmacol. 2002;82:11-7 pubmed
    ..Restoration of normal estrous cycles after withdrawal of treatment indicate the reversible effect of ethanol extract in rats...
  42. Yoshida I, Yamagata H, Hirasawa E. Signal transduction controlling the blue- and red-light mediated gene expression of S-adenosylmethionine decarboxylase in Pharbitis nil. J Exp Bot. 2002;53:1525-9 pubmed
    ..These results indicate that calcium homeostasis is involved in both red and blue light induction of SAMDC expression. Both signal transduction pathways also require new protein synthesis...
  43. Rameshkumar A, Sivasudha T, Jeyadevi R, Sangeetha B, Ananth D, Aseervatham G, et al. In vitro antioxidant and antimicrobial activities of Merremia emarginata using thio glycolic acid-capped cadmium telluride quantum dots. Colloids Surf B Biointerfaces. 2013;101:74-82 pubmed publisher
    ..Further in vivo studies on the photolabelling of antioxidants with QDs will provide insights into the mechanistic pathways of secondary metabolites against various degenerative diseases...
  44. Nakahara K, Trakoontivakorn G, Alzoreky N, Ono H, Onishi Kameyama M, Yoshida M. Antimutagenicity of some edible Thai plants, and a bioactive carbazole alkaloid, mahanine, isolated from Micromelum minutum. J Agric Food Chem. 2002;50:4796-802 pubmed
    ..2 microM, cytotoxicity against a tumor cell line HL60 with a MIC100 of 4.0 microg/mL, and antimicrobial activity against Bacillus cereus and Staphylococcus aureus with MIC100 values of 6.25 and 12.5 microg/mL, respectively...
  45. Jaiswal S, Rao C, Sharma B, Mishra P, Das S, Dubey M. Gastroprotective effect of standardized leaf extract from Argyreia speciosa on experimental gastric ulcers in rats. J Ethnopharmacol. 2011;137:341-4 pubmed publisher
    Argyreia speciosa (L.f), Sweet (Family Convolvulaceae) is used traditionally in Indian System of Medicine as aphrodisiac, rejuvenating agent, intellect promoting agent, brain tonic and in the therapy of hepatomegaly, diabetes and chronic ..
  46. Juszczak G, Swiergiel A. Recreational use of D-lysergamide from the seeds of Argyreia nervosa, Ipomoea tricolor, Ipomoea violacea, and Ipomoea purpurea in Poland. J Psychoactive Drugs. 2013;45:79-93 pubmed
    ..reports published on a recreational web site by drug users who ingested seeds of plants belonging to the Convolvulaceae family and to compare them with available medical case reports...
  47. Yan J, Bi H, Liu Y, Zhang M, Zhou Z, Tan J. Phenolic compounds from Merremia umbellata subsp. orientalis and their allelopathic effects on Arabidopsis seed germination. Molecules. 2010;15:8241-50 pubmed publisher
    ..5 mM, but displayed strong inhibitory bioactivity at 1.0 mM concentration. Compounds 4 and 5 showed only slight inhibitory bioactivity at 1.0 mM, while the other compounds showed no obvious inhibitory effects...
  48. Jaworski K, Szmidt Jaworska A, Tretyn A, Kopcewicz J. Biochemical evidence for a calcium-dependent protein kinase from Pharbitis nil and its involvement in photoperiodic flower induction. Phytochemistry. 2003;62:1047-55 pubmed
    ..It may suggest that Ca(2+)-dependent protein kinase is involved in this process and it is dependent on light/dark conditions...
  49. Habbu P, Mahadevan K, Shastry R, Manjunatha H. Antimicrobial activity of flavanoid sulphates and other fractions of Argyreia speciosa (Burm.f) Boj. Indian J Exp Biol. 2009;47:121-8 pubmed
    ..speciosa, about 60% of the animals treated with EAAS, 70% of animals treated with flavanoids sulphates and 40% of animals treated with EtAS were survived...
  50. Gunst N, Leca J, Boinski S, Fragaszy D. The ontogeny of handling hard-to-process food in wild brown capuchins (Cebus apella apella): evidence from foraging on the fruit of Maximiliana maripa. Am J Primatol. 2010;72:960-73 pubmed publisher
    ..e. exploiting a large number of animal and plant species) may compensate for their low efficiency in extractive foraging tasks by showing earlier competence in processing less difficult but nutritious foods, such as maripa fruit...
  51. Cunha G, Fechine F, Santos L, Pontes A, Oliveira J, Moraes M, et al. Efficacy of the tincture of jalapa in the treatment of functional constipation: a double-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled study. Contemp Clin Trials. 2011;32:153-9 pubmed publisher
    ..Laxatives are much utilized, but few clinical trials assessed the efficacy of phytotherapics in the functional constipation...
  52. Zhu H, Liao Y, Xin N, Wei Y. [Descriptions and microscopic identification of Argyreia acuta Lour]. Zhong Yao Cai. 2001;24:718-20 pubmed
    ..To provide evidences for the identification of Argyreia acuta Lour...
  53. Nahata A, Patil U, Dixit V. Effect of Convulvulus pluricaulis Choisy. on learning behaviour and memory enhancement activity in rodents. Nat Prod Res. 2008;22:1472-82 pubmed publisher
    ..Moreover, CP has exhibited potent memory-enhancing effects in the step-down and shuttle-box avoidance paradigms. Further studies are necessitated to identify the exact mechanism of action...
  54. Paulke A, Kremer C, Wunder C, Toennes S. Analysis of lysergic acid amide in human serum and urine after ingestion of Argyreia nervosa seeds. Anal Bioanal Chem. 2012;404:531-8 pubmed publisher
    ..is a secondary plant constituent in a number of plants, but it is mainly present in considerable amounts in Convolvulaceae, like Argyreia nervosa...
  55. Boll E, Christensen J, Holm P. Quantification and source identification of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons in sediment, soil, and water spinach from Hanoi, Vietnam. J Environ Monit. 2008;10:261-9 pubmed publisher
    ..In contrast, high molecular weight (HMW) PAHs dominated in water spinach which probably reflects the plant's uptake of particle-bound PAHs that originate from pyrogenic sources...
  56. Morikawa T, Xu F, Matsuda H, Yoshikawa M. Structures of new flavonoids, erycibenins D, E, and F, and NO production inhibitors from Erycibe expansa originating in Thailand. Chem Pharm Bull (Tokyo). 2006;54:1530-4 pubmed
    ..Among the principal constituents, two isoflavones, clycosin (IC50 = 13 microM) and erythrinin B (18 microM), and two rotenoids, deguelin (26 microM) and rotenone (27 microM), were found to show potent inhibitory activity...
  57. Mukherjee P, Kumar V, Houghton P. Screening of Indian medicinal plants for acetylcholinesterase inhibitory activity. Phytother Res. 2007;21:1142-5 pubmed
    ..41 +/- 19.87 microg/mL and 185.55 +/- 21.24 microg/mL, respectively. Physostigmine was used as a standard and showed inhibition of acetylcholinesterase with an IC(50) value of 0.076 +/- 0.0042 microg/mL...
  58. Suzuki M, Yamaguchi S, Iida T, Hashimoto I, Teranishi H, Mizoguchi M, et al. Endogenous alpha-ketol linolenic acid levels in short day-induced cotyledons are closely related to flower induction in Pharbitis nil. Plant Cell Physiol. 2003;44:35-43 pubmed
    ..Flower-inducing ability also decreased in a similar manner. These results suggest that KODA may be involved in flower induction in P. nil...
  59. Riet Correa F, Medeiros R, Schild A. A review of poisonous plants that cause reproductive failure and malformations in the ruminants of Brazil. J Appl Toxicol. 2012;32:245-54 pubmed publisher
    ..Trifolium subterraneum causes estrogenism in cattle. Mimosa tenuiflora and, most likely, M. ophthalmocentra cause malformations and embryonic mortality in goats, sheep and cattle in the semiarid regions of Northeastern Brazil...
  60. Dhillon K, Singh B, Kumar H, Bal M, Singh J. Treatment of vaginal prolapse in cows and buffaloes. Vet Rec. 2006;158:312 pubmed
  61. Ye M, Zhou P, Yan Y, Li Y, Liu H. [Identification of seeds of Cuscuta australis and C. chinensis by TLC and HPLC]. Zhong Yao Cai. 2001;24:97-9 pubmed
    ..025 M H3PO4; the flow rate was 1.0 ml.min-1; detection wavelength was 360 nm; and column temperature was 40 degrees C. Both methods represented significant identification characteristics, and were simple, accurate and reproducible...
  62. Ruivo C, Lachance M, Bacci M, Carreiro S, Rosa C, Pagnocca F. Candida leandrae sp. nov., an asexual ascomycetous yeast species isolated from tropical plants. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol. 2004;54:2405-8 pubmed
    ..Melastomataceae) in an Atlantic rainforest site in Brazil, one from a Convolvulaceae flower in Costa Rica and one from a drosophilid in Hawai'i...
  63. Priyashree S, Jha S, Pattanayak S. Bronchodilatory and mast cell stabilising activity of Cressa cretica L.: evaluation through in vivo and in vitro experimental models. Asian Pac J Trop Med. 2012;5:180-6 pubmed publisher
    ..Thus our study established the bronchodilator activity, and mast cell stabilizing activity which are important mediators that provoke or sustain in asthma. ..
  64. Arunachalam K, Parimelazhagan T. Antidiabetic activity of aqueous root extract of Merremia tridentata (L.) Hall. f. in streptozotocin-induced-diabetic rats. Asian Pac J Trop Med. 2012;5:175-9 pubmed publisher
    ..To investigate the antidiabetic effect of aqueous extract of Merremia tridentata (M. tridentata) root (MTRAE) in normal, glucose-loaded hyperglycemic and streptozotocin (STZ)-induced diabetic rats...
  65. Anbuselvam C, Vijayavel K, Balasubramanian M. Protective effect of Operculina turpethum against 7,12-dimethyl benz(a)anthracene induced oxidative stress with reference to breast cancer in experimental rats. Chem Biol Interact. 2007;168:229-36 pubmed
    ..05). This result suggests that MEOT shows antioxidant activity and play a protective role against DMBA induced breast cancer...
  66. Ye M, Li Y, Yan Y, Liu H, Ji X. Determination of flavonoids in Semen Cuscutae by RP-HPLC. J Pharm Biomed Anal. 2002;28:621-8 pubmed
    ..Cuscuta australis contained a much higher content of kaempferol than C. chinensis, and few flavonoids were detected in C. japonica. The quality of S. Cuscutae can be evaluated according to the contents of flavonoids...
  67. Gupta P, Sharma U, Gupta P, Siripurapu K, Maurya R. Evolvosides C–E, flavonol-4'-O-triglycosides from evolvulus alsinoides and their anti-stress activity [corrected]. Bioorg Med Chem. 2013;21:1116-22 pubmed publisher
    ..Compounds 3 and 6 were also found to be effective in normalizing most of these stress parameters, whereas compounds 4 and 5 were ineffective in normalizing most of these effects...
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    ..Their structures were elucidated by spectroscopic methods. Among them, compounds (1) and (2) are rare carbon-carbon linked symmetrical biscoumarins...
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